Thursday, April 30, 2015

Seafood - Perfect Crab Cakes With Green Onions

Perfect crab cakes are heavy on crab and light on filler; these are seasoned with green onions and Old Bay®.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Closeup of a detailed almond

Cheese - Fruit Pizza I

This is a delicious, attractive dessert, perfect for a children's birthday party. The crust is made from cookie dough pressed into a pizza pan. After the crust is baked and cooled, it's frosted with sweetened cream cheese and decorated with slices of fresh fruit. Chill well before serving.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mixed Fruit Slices

Mixed fruit slices isolated on white background

Cheese - Brie Cheese Appetizer

Chunky preserves are sandwiched between a halved wheel of Brie and a ready-made puff-pastry crust. Fresh from the oven, they become a creamy blend of sweet and savory.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Salad - California Cherry And Walnut Salad

A simple light and sweet salad with goat cheese, dried cherries and walnuts. This dish reminds me of being on the beach.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Meat And Poultry - Garlic Chicken

Submerge chicken in a strong garlic-olive oil infusion, then coat with Parmesan and bread crumbs for a quick and sublime baked chicken.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bbq Grilling - Marinated Veggies

Zucchini, red and yellow peppers, mushrooms, yellow squash, and cherry tomatoes are marinated in a lemon-soy marinade and grilled.

Silver Bottle Of Spumante - Italian Sparkle Wine

Silver Bottle of Spumante - Italian Sparkle Wine.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pasta - Angel Hair With Feta And Sun Dried Tomatoes

My husband begs me to make this dish. It is a surprisingly great mixture of flavors. You'll love it! Feel free to tailor the ingredient amounts to your taste. This is how we like it, but it is quite flexible.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Side Dish - Roasted Potatoes With Greens

Roasted potatoes mingle with fresh spinach in a sauce of garlic, butter, sea salt and fresh rosemary. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and/or a good shredded hard cheese like Parmesan or Pecorino if you like.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pasta - Lap Salad

An overnight salad using ramen noodles, cabbage, chicken, almonds, and green onions. This is GREAT -- one of my husband's favorites and it serves a ton of people. Try substituting cashews for almonds and a dash of sesame oil for sesame seeds.

Portrait Of Strawberry On A Spoon Pouring A Melted Chocolate

Top view and portrait image of a strawberry on a spoon pouring a melted chocolate against white background

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Herbs And Spices - Smoked Salmon Spread

A delicious and easy spread that always gets many compliments. Serve it with somewhat bland crackers to taste the smoked salmon. You can add some chopped capers for more flavor, if needed. I usually serve this on a nice plate and put the spread in a mold before serving.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Appetizers And Snacks - Avocado Mango Salsa

Yowzers! Sweet and hot salsa with tangy mangoes and habaneros. Great with pork, chicken or fish or just with chips. You can omit the habaneros and add red bell peppers for a non-spicy version, but then again, why would you want to? Remember, ALWAYS wear gloves when working with habaneros!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pasta - Peppered Shrimp Alfredo

A jar of Alfredo sauce gets an added kick with cayenne pepper, Romano cheese, and extra cream. Served with red bell peppers, shrimp, and penne pasta, this is one rich dish!